Laura Hearn - First Financial Group

Laura Hearn - First Financial Group

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How to Retire Early 10/12/2022

How to Retire Early

Before retiring early, take a look at the cold, hard facts.

How to Retire Early Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

10/12/2022

Life insurance may provide more than a death benefit. Talk to me to learn how.

10/11/2022

Why would I miss work?

Every 7 seconds an American suffers from a disabling injury or illness. Talk to me about disability income insurance today, and feel more comfortable about tomorrow.

Replacing Your Medicare Card 10/10/2022

Replacing Your Medicare Card

Is your Medicare card missing or looking a little worse for wear? No problem! This article will help you replace your lost, stolen, or damaged card. Read more here:

Replacing Your Medicare Card Learn how to replace your lost, stolen, or damaged Medicare card in this helpful article.

10/10/2022

Life insurance helps protect those you love after you’re gone.

The potential for market growth and a guaranteed income stream? Yes | MassMutual 10/08/2022

The potential for market growth and a guaranteed income stream? Yes | MassMutual

You won't hear the word "guarantee" when talking about long-term financial planning. However, today may be an exception.

The potential for market growth and a guaranteed income stream? Yes | MassMutual Some annuities offer a rider that can switch a market growth focus to guaranteed income.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty 10/07/2022

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

10/07/2022

Introducing MassMutual's newest income solution.

Are you confident your retirement income will be there when you need it most?

10/06/2022

Online Budget Calculator – Live Mutual – MassMutual

If you're trying to figure out how to save money, you've come to the right place. This simple savings calculator shows how much you could be saving each month.

Online Budget Calculator – Live Mutual – MassMutual MassMutual's simple savings calculator can help you budget how much of your monthly earnings you can afford to set aside for savings after expenses.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement 10/05/2022

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

There are ways to protect your business in the event of your death or the death of a partner.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

10/05/2022

Life Insurance Calculator

Do you want a quick and easy estimate of how much life insurance coverage you may need? Try this simple calculator and then contact me with questions!

Life Insurance Calculator MassMutual's life insurance calculator can help you determine the right coverage for you. Talk to our financial professionals today to explore policy options.

10/04/2022

Retirement Calculator

Is your retirement savings plan on track? See how much you might need to save with this easy calculator, and then contact me to discuss your options.

Retirement Calculator MassMutual's retirement calculator can help you better prepare for your retirement. Our financial professionals can help you plan today.

Social Security: The 64,000 Dollar Question 10/03/2022

Social Security: The 64,000 Dollar Question

When you choose to take Social Security might impact your retirement income. Find out how.

Social Security: The 64,000 Dollar Question One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

10/02/2022

Check out this article to see why couples need coaching when it comes to retirement planning: https://bit.ly/2VX6oPs.

What Is a Reverse Mortgage, and How Does It Work? 10/01/2022

What Is a Reverse Mortgage, and How Does It Work?

How does a reverse mortgage work? Read this article to find out more. https://bit.ly/3g32dZv.

What Is a Reverse Mortgage, and How Does It Work? What is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a home loan that allows people ages 62 and older to borrow against their home equity.

Inflation & Your Money 09/30/2022

Inflation & Your Money

The CPI has shown low inflation since '09. Are your prices rising faster than the average?

Inflation & Your Money It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

Financial planning for families: Tips for all life stages | MassMutual 09/30/2022

Financial planning for families: Tips for all life stages | MassMutual

Creating a financial plan for every phase of your life is important. Here are a few tips to help you get started!

Financial planning for families: Tips for all life stages | MassMutual Everything changes when your financial plan includes other people. Here are a few tips for creating a family financial plan.

Estate planning for business owners is more than wills and trusts | MassMutual 09/29/2022

Estate planning for business owners is more than wills and trusts | MassMutual

Are you a business owner? Estate planning for business owners is more than wills and trusts. Learn more in this piece and reach out with any questions.

Estate planning for business owners is more than wills and trusts | MassMutual There are many estate planning strategies to explore that can help facilitate the smooth transfer of your business.

09/28/2022

Disability Income Insurance - Ira Armstrong, a claimant story

Hear how including Disability Income (DI) Insurance in small business owner Ira’s financial plan was the best thing he has ever done financially.

What Happens to Your 401(k) When You Quit Your Job 09/28/2022

What Happens to Your 401(k) When You Quit Your Job

Want to learn more about what happens to your 401(k) when you quit your job? Check out this article: https://bit.ly/3CFfv8d.

What Happens to Your 401(k) When You Quit Your Job Shop around for great fund choices and low investment expenses before moving your money.

Why knowing what your business is worth is essential to success | MassMutual 09/27/2022

Why knowing what your business is worth is essential to success | MassMutual

Do you know what your business is really worth? I can help you develop strategies to position your business in your favor.

Why knowing what your business is worth is essential to success | MassMutual Evaluate what your business is worth. Consult a financial professional to understand business valuation, a buy-sell agreement, retirement and estate planning.

Laura Hearn - First Financial Group updated their address. 09/26/2022

Laura Hearn - First Financial Group updated their address.

Laura Hearn - First Financial Group updated their address.

09/26/2022

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans 06/13/2022

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Self-employed? Learn more about your retirement plan options.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

How Much Home Can I Afford? 06/10/2022

How Much Home Can I Afford?

Mortgage lenders consider many personal factors when deciding whether you can afford a home.

How Much Home Can I Afford? With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Monthly Market Insights | June 2022 06/08/2022

Monthly Market Insights | June 2022

Fed officials helped spark a late-month rally, lifting investor spirits by suggesting that interest rate increases could take a pause after the expected June and July hikes.

Monthly Market Insights | June 2022 Monthly Market Insights | June 2022 U.S. Markets Stocks were mixed in May as a powerful rally in the final week of trading helped recoup losses from earlier in the month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 0.04 percent, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index added 0.01 percent. The Nasdaq C...

Monthly Market Insights | May 2022 05/11/2022

Monthly Market Insights | May 2022

Will April showers bring May financial flowers? The markets closed out April with a volatile week, and hawkish comments from the Fed are making many investors skittish.

Monthly Market Insights | May 2022 Monthly Market Insights | May 2022 U.S. Markets April was a challenging month for investors as losses in mega-cap technology companies and high-valuation stocks spilled over to the broader market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.91 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped 8.80...

Monthly Market Insights | April 2022 04/08/2022

Monthly Market Insights | April 2022

The economic outlook may stabilize now that the Fed has outlined a plan for their monetary policy and ways to stem the rising tide of inflation.

Monthly Market Insights | April 2022 Monthly Market Insights | April 2022 U.S. Markets Greater clarity on monetary policy and improved investor sentiment on the economic outlook propelled stocks in March to their first monthly gain of the year. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index led, gaining 3.58 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Averag...

Monthly Market Insights | March 2022 03/09/2022

Monthly Market Insights | March 2022

Markets dipped in February, responding to escalating conflict in Ukraine, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both taking hits.

Monthly Market Insights | March 2022 Monthly Market Insights | March 2022 U.S. Markets Escalating tensions in Eastern Europe upended markets in February, sending stocks lower for the month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 3.53 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 3.14 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite lost 3.43...

Inflation - Back to the Future 02/18/2022

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates can impact your retirement outlook over time.

Inflation - Back to the Future Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet 02/17/2022

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

You can help ensure that losing your wallet doesn't turn into something bigger.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement 02/16/2022

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Periodic withdrawals in retirement may not be such a good idea.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College 02/15/2022

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Have a kid heading off to college? Here are a few tips.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

What Is My Current Net Worth? 02/14/2022

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Assets minus liabilities = net worth. When was the last time you calculated yours?

What Is My Current Net Worth? Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person 02/11/2022

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

For a small business, the loss of a key person could cause financial hardship.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages 02/10/2022

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Updated your estate strategy for a second marriage? You may not be caring for dependents from your previous one.

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

What If You Get Audited? 02/09/2022

What If You Get Audited?

Your chance of an IRS audit may not be that high. It pays to know what may trigger one.

What If You Get Audited? The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs 02/08/2022

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Choices, choices, choices. Make sure you know the benefits and limitations before committing your money.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World 02/07/2022

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

It can be difficult sometimes to think about the future during times like these. But if you did, how would you retire in a post-pandemic world?

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.

Monthly Market Insights | February 2022 02/07/2022

Monthly Market Insights | February 2022

Rising yields, elevated inflation, and a hawkish-sounding Fed took turns rattling the stock market in January, with technology-heavy Nasdaq particularly hard hit.

Monthly Market Insights | February 2022 Monthly Market Insights | February 2022 U.S. Markets Rising yields, elevated inflation, and a hawkish-sounding Fed took turns rattling the stock market in January, with technology-heavy Nasdaq particularly hard hit. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 3.32 percent, while the Standard & Poor’s...

Qualifying For Medicare Under Age 65 02/04/2022

Qualifying For Medicare Under Age 65

Just because you’re under 65 years of age doesn’t mean you don’t qualify for Medicare. There are a few specific scenarios where you are eligible earlier. Learn more:

Qualifying For Medicare Under Age 65 You might qualify for Medicare if you’re under 65-years-old. This article will explain the conditions where you may qualify for Medicare early.

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference? 02/03/2022

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

Do global and international mutual funds complement or conflict with each other?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference? International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Catch-Up Contributions 02/02/2022

Catch-Up Contributions

Over age 50? You may be able to catch-up on retirement.

Catch-Up Contributions Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C) 02/01/2022

Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C)

Medicare Advantage—Medicare Part C—is coverage from a private health insurance plan. Learn about the differences between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare coverage here:

Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C) Medicare Part C allows you to choose a Medicare Advantage plan. This article will help you decide if it's right for you.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement 01/31/2022

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

There are ways to protect your business in the event of your death or the death of a partner.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Medicare vs. Medicaid 01/28/2022

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid are two terms that seem interchangeable, but aren’t. Learn more here:

Medicare vs. Medicaid The terms Medicare and Medicaid sound similar but are two very different things. Learn the differences in this informative article.

When Heirs are Imperfect 01/27/2022

When Heirs are Imperfect

Worried about passing your wealth to a troubled adult child?There are strategies that can help.

When Heirs are Imperfect The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.

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